Department of English and Communications offering career day
What can someone do with an English major? Public relations and publishing, social media and traditional newspapers, teaching and nonprofit management – and that’s just for starters.
These career paths and others will be the focus of the Department of English and Communications’ Career Connections Day, scheduled for 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 21 in the DiStefano Lecture Hall. Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Development and featuring a panel of English alumni, the event is free and open to the public.
“Our junior and senior majors will welcome the advice our alumni can offer about how to navigate the job market,” said Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey, chairman of the Department of English and Communications. “But first-year students and sophomores will also have the chance to explore their career options as English majors. It’s never to early to start thinking about how to get the most out of your major – and the most out of your professional life.”
The panel will feature alumni in English literature and English communications. Breakout sessions will allow those interested in the major to talk with panelists more one-on-one. For those interested in graduate school, a session on selecting and applying to graduate programs will also be included.
Alumni participating in the event include:
- Matthew Dinda, trade sales rep at Abrams
- Meredith Mason, news and communications coordinator at Bentley University
- Jenna McQuinn, marketing director at O’Connor & Drew, P.C.
- Nate Sanders, admissions counselor at Salve Regina
- Mary Van Akin, senior publicist at MacMillan
- Katie Wildgrube, assistant district attorney for the Office of the Worcester County District Attorney